Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Easter Wednesday

To have friends who are positive is a blessing.  Life is so much easier when one has friends who think positively and have a great sense of humour.   I live for Tuesdays so I can be around such positive people.   Each and every one of the Museum Volunteers are such a blessing!   Wow.  When we are around positive people,  we pick up on that positiveness and share our positiveness with others. 

Our Museum is currently working on a 1500 to 2000 loan donation of cap badges and buttons and shoulder flashes.   Each and ever one of the artefacts has to be recorded,  photographed,  record made of the condition of the artefact and then entered into our Canadian Forces Artefact Management System.     This work will take ages.  But what is the attitude of the Museum Volunteers?  Positive -- let's get 'er done.    And humourously,  all of them are saying that it will be great to work on this project and they want their names engraved on a plaque if they die before the work is completed.  

Time of Retreat.....
Prayer:  Alleluia!  Christ is risen indeed!  Almighty God,  You bring us to the Easter season of the glorious Resurrection.  Keep us in the love of Christ. Renew us in body and souls so that our whole lives may be devoted to Your service.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Alleluia!

Read:  St. Matthew 11: 7 – 19

We have just come through the time of Lent and the Glorious Resurrection.  Now we turn back to the portion of St. Matthew we were reading before Holy Week.  This seems like such an abrupt scripture.   The Disciples of John come to Jesus and ask if he is the Messiah.  Yet,  isn’t this what all of us need to ask this Glorious Easter?  
When John’s  disciples left to report back to John,  Jesus turns to the crowd and instructs them about John.  Jesus asks the crowd if they had expected John to be rich and powerful and part of the “in crowd” with the Roman Government/Power?    Jesus lets the crowd know that John is a Prophet – a Messenger who prepared the way for the Messiah.   John is the prophet that Malachi announced when he wrote, “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.”  (Malachi 3:1).   When Israel thought there were no more prophets,  up comes John the Baptist from the desert who preaches repentance.   Israel had had many prophets in the past,  yet here is a prophet who actually saw the Messiah and introduced the Messiah to the world.
How will you introduce the Messiah to your world today?

Prayer:  Alleluia!  Christ is risen indeed!  Alleluia!  May the God of peace who raised to life the Messiah, make us ready to do His will in every thing and in our every thought.  This we ask through Jesus Christ our Risen Saviour.   Amen. Christ has Risen!  Christ has Risen indeed!   Christ took all our sins upon himself and gave us Eternal Life.   Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  have mercy upon us.  Lamb of God,  You take away the sins from my heart,  have mercy upon me.  Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  grant us Your peace.   As we live out our life in Your name today,  help us to ask ourselves “What have I done for Christ?”    “What am I doing for Christ today?”  What ought I to do for You today”?    Lamb of God,  You take away the sin of the world,  grant us Your love.   Amen

Many blessings!

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